How Do you Warn Other Landlords About Delinquent Tenants?

thumbsdownDepending on what state your property is in, the process of evicting a tenant can be brutal. It's never a fun experience, no matter which state it is happening in. If it has come down to an eviction, that generally means that your tenant has breached the lease in a way that cannot be fixed. It can be anything from a non-payment for rent to a criminal offense being committed on the property. No matter the why, if you have to go through the trouble of evicting a tenant you'll likely want to make sure no one else has to go through anything like that again with that person.

When you go through the entire eviction process and a judge makes a ruling, the outcome will be made a public record. This should show up in most credit checks that are run on the former tenant, so that when the delinquent tenant goes to look for their next landlord (as long as that next landlord is doing their due diligence) they should see the warning signs even if they don't run a detailed eviction check. It is possible to directly submit information about a bad tenant as well, but it's much easier to do if you are part of a program that allows you to submit both good and bad information to all three bureaus.

POSTED August 06 2014 8:49 AM

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